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Smithsonian station

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Smithsonian is a Washington Metro station at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States. The side platformed station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). It is a stop on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.[2] The station's south entrance is at the southwest corner of Independence Avenue and 12th Street, Southwest, the street elevator is at the northwest corner of the same intersection, and the north entrance is on the south side of the Mall near Jefferson Drive, Southwest.

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National Mall
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View from mezzanine, facing west
General information
Location1200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 52
Bus transport DC Circulator
Bus transport Loudoun County Commuter Bus
Bus transport OmniRide Commuter
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesCapital Bikeshare and 2 racks
Other information
Station codeD02
OpenedJuly 1, 1977; 45 years ago (July 1, 1977)
20223,775 daily[1]
Preceding station WMATA_Metro_Logo_small.svg Washington Metro Following station
Federal Triangle Blue Line L'Enfant Plaza
Federal Triangle
toward Ashburn
Silver Line
Federal Triangle
toward Vienna
Orange Line L'Enfant Plaza

The station is named for its proximity to the Smithsonian Institution's museums and is close to the Washington Monument, the Tidal Basin and other tourist attractions on and near the National Mall. The station is also near several federal office buildings, including those of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy.